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Advocacy & Policy

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) works with policymakers and other leaders to advance policy priorities that strengthen the nation’s health and well-being.

Through policies that affect health care delivery, research, education, health equity, and more, the federal government is a key partner in sustaining the vitality of the nation’s academic medicine ecosystem, which is essential to improving the health of all. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

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U.S. House Members Introduce Resolution Designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week

Reps. Castor and Fitzpatrick introduce congressional resolution designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week.

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AAMC Policy and Priorities



AAMC-member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment where medical discovery can flourish. This strong commitment is key to innovation that benefits patients.

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Clinical Care

AAMC-member teaching hospitals and faculty physicians cultivate and provide high-quality health care, especially for complex and vulnerable patients -- many of whom are unable to receive care elsewhere.

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Investing in Healthier Communities

Academic medical centers serve at the crossroads of community health, health equity, and population health and are actively working to prevent and address persistent public health challenges.

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AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals play a crucial role in preparing future physicians who help create a healthier future for all with innovative graduate medical education.

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Washington Highlights

Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting academic medicine.

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The AAMC issued a statement on the FY 2025 Labor-HHS bill advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

  • July 10, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins over 163 organizations opposing the 22% cut to the CDC and proposed elimination of the CDC's Injury Center.

  • July 8, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC responded to an RFI on physician payment issued by Sens. Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Cassidy (R-La.).

  • July 8, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined other 340B Drug Pricing Program covered entity groups in a letter addressing CMS’ proposed implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.

  • July 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins over 130 organizations requesting FY25 appropriation of $14 million for HRSA’s Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC) program.

  • July 1, 2024
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Washington Highlights

Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

  • June 28, 2024
Washington Highlights

The Supreme Court on June 28 limited the regulatory authority of federal agencies by striking down the decades-old Chevron Doctrine.

  • June 28, 2024
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Washington Highlights

Federal agencies released a June 24 final rule establishing disincentives for health care providers found to have committed information blocking.

  • June 28, 2024
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Washington Highlights

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, released a June 24 advisory declaring firearm violence a public health crisis.

  • June 28, 2024
Washington Highlights

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on June 21 issued a ruling in the case of Braidwood v. Becerra.

  • June 28, 2024
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

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Advocacy Coalitions

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research supports enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.

The GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

The HPNEC advocates for continued support for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs critical to providing continued services to underserved and minority communities.

FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

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AAMC Action

AAMC Action – Let’s Raise Our Voices Together

We are a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine to improve the health of people everywhere.

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